Tag: User Groups

How I Put My Collaborate Agenda Together

It is less than a week before the Collaborate 2013 conference. Most of us are busy putting together our individual agendas for what is shaping up to be a very exciting week. There are so many interesting sessions to choose from! Conference organizers kindly introduced a Show Planner to make planning a bit easier, but in this blog post, I will share with you how I created my agenda for Collaborate.

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How to Get the Most Out of Collaborate! Talking from Experience

First, the most important advice I can give you is to relax and have FUN!

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RMOUG – Tech Show Extraordinaire

This post will take a look at RMOUG 2013, the events, the sessions and the great chance to meet friends and colleagues

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Pythian Appearances at RMOUG in Denver CO

As usual, the who’s-who of the Oracle tech space will be assembling in Denver the week of February 11 for the Rock Mountain Oracle Users’ Group. A plethora of Pythian employees with be speaking as will we also have a booth in the vendor hall. Please drop by and say “hi”. See the full detail of who is presenting and when.

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Do it Right; Do it Once – A Roadmap to Doing Maintenance Windows

UKOUG roadmap to maintenance windows… please enjoy this copy of the recent presentation I gave at the UKOUG 2012 conference in Birmingham England. Feedback and comments always welcome.

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Still a Lot of Database Offerings…

The CORE database audience has been well served at this year’s version of the UKOUG forum. Many of the shows we attend concentrate on the late-breaking components of the vendors’ new offerings. The attendees are hungry for this information and having it delivered in a 4-5 day package is very helpful.

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RAC’ing Up the Miles

RACing up the Miles … please enjoy this copy of the recent presentation I gave at the UKOUG 2012 conference in Birmingham England. Feedback and comments always welcome …

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Un-Horror Show

The mix of presentations at the UKOUG this year offers a plethora of education for a variety of attendees’ areas of concentration and I, being primarily a CORE database person, will easily find food for thought for sessions to attend when not tied up elsewhere.

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The “You” in User Group

Time for my user group rant again. Every time I am poised on the edge of taking another pilgrimage to an Oracle technical event I descend into this user group smoke screen ( a good thing) and spout rhetoric about how amazingly valuable they are. User groups are frequented by the salt of the tech user community.

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Pythian Speaking in the UK

If you’re like me and are a DBA in the UK with a penchant for MySQL or Oracle, you’ll know we have a smörgåsbord of conferences here next week. We’ve been waiting, and like buses two have come at once. We have the UK Oracle User Group Conference 2012, in Birmingham on 3rd – 5th December 2012, and the Percona Live London MySQL Conference running on 3rd – 4th December. Pythian will be speaking at both events.

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